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Jun. 22, 2012

Can 3D Printers Reshape the World?

From batteries to bikinis, a look at what’s in the queue for 3D printers.

maker, fabricator, fabrication, manufacturing, templates, DIY, 3d printing, technology

May. 06, 2011

Are Your Gadgets Spying On You?

Can electronics makers collect and share your data without your consent?

privacy, security, mobile devices

Feb. 03, 2012

Drone Technology Reaches New Heights

Experts discuss the military and commercial applications of increasingly sophisticated drones.

military, surveilance, armed forces, robots, flight, robotic aircraft

May. 18, 2012

Stroke Victims Think, Robotic Arm Acts

A pill-sized implant turns thought into action for two individuals paralyzed by stroke.

nerve damage, paralyzed, quadriplegic, neural control, assistive technologies, handicapped

Jul. 24, 2009

Cell Phone Microscope

Researchers describe an portable fluorescent microscope they've built using a cell phone and inexpensive parts.

cell phone, microscope, developing countries, medical

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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